|The Heron Nest - W. Bert Foster|
LibriVox recording of The Heron Nest by W. Bert Foster. Read in English by Bellona Times Pleasant family drama set in early 1900's or late 1890's upstate New York. The Herron clan, led by heroic, inventive, handicapped older brother Billy, has fallen on hard times due to one of the depressions that occurred before the Great one of the 30's. He manages to charm their way out of the tenements and into the country where he and his younger siblings farm their way to success, albeit on a small, Walt...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; Americana; faith; family; Gardening
Downloads: 2,610 (1 review)
|The Wide, Wide World - Susan Warner|
LibriVox recording of The Wide, Wide World by Susan Warner Read by Bridget "How should a seven year old child react when forced to be separated from a mother who meant everything to her? How should she react when she learns that the aunt with whom she was sent to live doesn't really care about her? Will she be able to make real friendships with people outside her family? Would she be able to take her belief in God as a comfort? If you want to find answers to all these questions, read the enjoyab...
Keywords: fiction; novel; wide; world; warner; audio books; librivox
Downloads: 8,465 (1 review)
|Sisters - Ada Cambridge|
LibriVox recording of SISTERS, by ADA CAMBRIDGE. Read by LUCY BURGOYNE Ada Cambridge (November 21, 1844 - July 19, 1926), later known as Ada Cross, was an English born Australian writer. While she gained recognition as Australia’s first woman poet of note, her longer term reputation rests on her novels. Overall she wrote more than twenty-five works of fiction, three volumes of poetry and two autobiographical works. Many of her novels were serialised in Australian newspapers, and were never ...
Keywords: fiction; ada; cambridge; sisters; australia; librivox; romance
Downloads: 22,826 (1 review)
|Glengarry School Days - Ralph Connor|
LibriVox recording of Glengarry School Days, by Ralph Connor. Read by Bruce Pirie. With international book sales in the millions, Ralph Connor was the best-known Canadian novelist of the first two decades of the Twentieth Century. Glengarry School Days (1902), hugely popular in its time, is based on his memories of growing up in rural Ontario around the time of Canadian confederation. Although Connor saw himself as writing moral fiction for adults, generations of younger readers have also enjoye...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; Canada; Ontario
Downloads: 4,275 (1 review)
|Evelina's Garden - Mary E. Wilkins Freeman|
This is a LibriVox recording of Evelina's Garden, ready by Bellona Times. This is a long short story from 1899, about a mysterious woman living virtually alone on the outskirts of a small New England town in a mansion with a magnificent garden. Then, one day, her beautiful young namesake comes to live with her and a romance begins with a local lad that parallels the older lady's own experience.(Introduction by BellonaTimes) LibriVox project page: Evelina's Garden, by Mary E...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; romantic story; romance; new england; love story
Downloads: 6,225 (1 review)
|The Pastor's Wife - Elizabeth von Arnim|
LibriVox recording of The Pastor's Wife, by Elizabeth von Arnim. Read by James E. Carson. Written by an author born in Australia, grew up in England, married in Germany, and then flew to the United States. A tale about a young woman, freed up from the bonds of her family life, to wonder all around in search of all things feminist. The story seems somewhat autobiographical, surrounded in disillusionment and humor...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; feminism; growing up; fiction
Downloads: 3,219 (1 review)
|Stepping Heavenward - E. Prentiss|
Stepping Heavenward is the journal of a girl named Katherine Mortimer. Katy meets a young man who she loves & wants to marry but her mother is very much against their plans. But Katy’s life goes on through her marriage & motherhood and many tragedies. Her life is a constant struggle to step heavenward. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: diary; memoirs; prentiss; librivox
Downloads: 21,161 (1 review)
|A Christmas When The West Was Young - Cyrus Townsend Brady|
LibriVox recording of A Christmas When The West Was Young by Cyrus Townsend Brady. Read in English by David Wales Babies, new life, a bitter winter blizzard, death circling. How will it all end? (David Wales ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org.M4B Format Available
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; Christmas; holiday; frontier; West
Downloads: 855 (1 review)
|Molly Make-Believe - Eleanor Hallowell Abbott|
Librivox recording of Molly Make-Believe by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott. Read by Kehinde. Carl Stanton is an invalid suffering from an unusual bout of rheumatism. His fiancee is gone for the winter and though he begs her to write to help ease his boredom and pain she is stingy with her letters. She sends him what she calls a 'ridiculous circular' which she states is very apropos of his sentimental passion for letters...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; teen; young adult; Abbott; fiction
Downloads: 17,556 (1 review)
|Cecilia: Memoirs of an Heiress - Fanny Burney|
Librivox recording of Cecilia by Fanny Burney. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. The plot of Cecilia revolves around the heroine, Cecilia Beverley, whose inheritance from her uncle comes with the stipulation that she find a husband who will accept her name. This proves impossible, and she gives up her fortune to marry for love. Jane Austen referred to Cecilia and other novels in her novel, Northanger Abbey: “'And what are you reading, Miss — ?' 'Oh! It is only a novel!' replies the young lady, wh...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; fiction; English literature; romance; historical fiction; Frances Burney
Downloads: 32,637 (1 review)
|The Log of a Cowboy - Andy Adams|
LibriVox recording of The Log of a Cowboy, by Andy Adams. Read by Richard Kilmer. The Log of a Cowboy is an account of a five-month drive of 3,000 cattle from Brownsville, Texas, to Montana in 1882 along the Great Western Cattle Trail. Although the book is fiction, it is firmly based on Adams's own experiences on the trail, and it is considered by many to be the best account of cowboy life in literature...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; historical fiction; westerns
Downloads: 35,024 (2 reviews)
|The Palace in the Garden - Mary Louisa Molesworth|
LibriVox recording of The Palace in the Garden, by Mary Louisa Molesworth. Read by Ilianthe. The Palace in the Garden is the engaging story of three orphans sent to live in the mysterious country cottage of Rosebuds. The inquisitive children piece together the unexpected mystery of the Palace in the garden & all that goes with it. The story has a few twists. This book put me in mind of the Secret Garden...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; children
Downloads: 2,869 (2 reviews)
|The Man from Glengarry - Ralph Connor|
LibriVox recording of The Man from Glengarry, by Ralph Connor. Read by Bruce Pirie. With international book sales in the millions, Ralph Connor was the best-known Canadian novelist of the first two decades of the Twentieth Century. The Man from Glengarry was his most popular and accomplished work. Immediately after its publication in 1901, the novel spent several months in the top ranks of the New York Times "Books in Demand" list...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; Canada; Ontario; British Columbia; Glengarry; adventure; romance; religion
Downloads: 9,464 (2 reviews)
|Growth of the Soil - Knut Hamsun|
LibriVox recording of Growth of the Soil, by Knut Hamsun. Read by Greg W.. Growth of the Soil (Markens Grøde) is the novel by Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun which won him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. The essential elements of this novel are expressed in the words of the English translator W.W. Worster in his footnote in December 1920: 'It is the life story of a man in the wilds, the genesis and gradual development of a homestead, the unit of humanity, in the unfilled, uncleared tracts t...
Keywords: LibriVox; Audiobook; Norwegian; Nobel Prize; Fiction
Downloads: 7,428 (2 reviews)
|Lorna Doone, a Romance of Exmoor - Richard Doddridge Blackmore|
LibriVox recording of Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor, by Richard Doddridge Blackmore "If anybody cares to read a simple tale told simply" ... thus opens Lorna Doone, one of the best love stories ever written. The novel has inspired at least ten movies and mini-series. "John (in West Country dialect this is pronounced Jan) Ridd is the son of a respectable farmer who was murdered in cold blood by a member of the notorious Doone clan, a once-noble family now living in the isolated Doone Valley...
Keywords: fiction; romance; lorna; doone; blackmore; audio books; librivox
Downloads: 41,413 (2 reviews)
|Ruth - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell|
LibriVox recording Ruth, by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. Read by Cynthia Lyons. The book is a social novel, dealing with Victorian views about sin and illegitimacy. It is a surprisingly compassionate portrayal of a ‘fallen woman’, a type of person normally outcast from respectable society. The title of the novel refers to the main character Ruth Hilton, an orphaned young seamstress who is seduced and then abandoned by gentleman Henry Bellingham...
Keywords: ruth; gaskell; audio books; librivox; fiction
Downloads: 21,369 (2 reviews)
|Erema - Richard Doddridge Blackmore|
LibriVox recording of Erema, by Richard Doddridge Blackmore. A few years before the great Civil War, a young English woman and her father, having left the security of their wagon train, are lost in the unforgiving Californian desert, looking in vain for the landmark that marks the short-cut across those last western mountains which would lead them to the home of an old friend. George Castlewood gives all the water and rations he has to his daughter, Erema, and dies just a short distance from hel...
Keywords: Librivox; Audiobooks; histrical fiction
Downloads: 7,313 (3 reviews)
|The Rosary - Florence Louisa Barclay|
Librivox recording of the The Rosary by Florence Louisa Barclay. Read by Deb Bacon-Ziegler, Christine Blachford, Betsie Bush, Robin Cotter, Pat Elder, Maria Elmvang, rachelellen, Ana Simão. “The Rosary” is a beautiful love story. Gareth Dalmain falls in love with the Honorable Jane Champion. She loves him back, but does not trust his love, as is known to be a great lover of beauty, and she - alas - is very plain...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; novel; romance; Florence L. Barclay; The Rosary; Jane Champion; Gareth Dalmain
Downloads: 70,303 (3 reviews)
|A Spinner in the Sun - Myrtle Reed|
LibriVox recording of A Spinner in the Sun, by Myrtle Reed. Myrtle Reed may always be depended upon to write a story in which poetry, charm, tenderness and humor are combined into a clever and entertaining book. Her characters are delightful and she always displays a quaint humor of expression and a quiet feeling of pathos which give a touch of active realism to all her writings. In "A Spinner in the Sun" she tells an old-fashioned love story, of a veiled lady who lives in solitude and whose fea...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; fiction; romance; love story; mystery; Myrtle Reed
Downloads: 4,028 (4 reviews)
|The Rainbow Trail - Zane Grey|
LibriVox recording of The Rainbow Trail, by Zane Grey. Read by Richard Kilmer. The Rainbow Trail is a sequel to The Riders of the Purple Sage. Both novels are notable for their protagonists' mild opposition to Mormon polygamy, but in The Rainbow Trail this theme is treated more explicitly. The plots of both books revolve around the victimization of women in the Mormon culture: events in Riders of the Purple Sage are centered on the struggle of a Mormon woman who sacrifices her wealth and social ...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; fiction; western
Downloads: 12,616 (3 reviews)
|Return of the Soldier - Rebecca West|
LibriVox recording of Return of the Soldier, by Rebecca West. Read by Elizabeth Klett. In 1916 on an isolated country estate just outside London, Captain Chris Baldry, a shell-shocked captain suffering from amnesia, makes a bittersweet homecoming to the three women who have helped shape his life. Will the devoted wife he can no longer recollect, the favorite cousin he remembers only as a childhood friend, and the poor innkeeper's daughter he once courted leave Chris to languish in a safe, dreamy...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; romance; adventure; women; amnesia
Downloads: 17,260 (4 reviews)
|O Pioneers! - Willa Cather|
Librivox recording of O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. Read by rachelellen O Pioneers! tells the story of the Bergsons, a family of Swedish immigrants in the farm country near Hanover, Nebraska, (a fictional town near Glenvil) around the turn of the 20th century. The main character, Alexandra Bergson, inherits the family farmland when her father dies, and she devotes her life to making the farm a viable enterprise at a time when other immigrant families are giving up and leaving the prairie...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature
Downloads: 58,778 (3 reviews)
|The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte|
Librivox recording of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë. Read by Andrea, Deb Bacon-Ziegler, Psuke Bariah, bccme, Laura Caldwell, Robin Cotter, Michelle Crandall, Susie G., Gesine, Wina Hathaway, Larysa Jaworski, Laura Koskinen, Marie Manis, Melissa, Alison Raouf, Maire Rhode, Ana Simão, J. M. Smallheer. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, the second and final novel by Anne Brontë, is concerned with the story of a woman who leaves her abusive, dissolute husband, and who must then support her...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; Tenant of Wildfell Hall; Anne Brontë; Gilbert Markham; Mrs. Helen Graham
Downloads: 64,689 (4 reviews)
|Army Letters from an Officer's Wife, 1871-1888 - Frances M. A. Roe|
LibriVox recording of Army Letters from an Officer's Wife, 1871-1888, by Frances M. A. Roe. Read by Sue Anderson. "There appeared from the bushes in front of me, and right in the path, two immense gray wolves . . . Rollo saw them and stopped instantly, giving deep sighs, preparing to snort, I knew . . . To give myself courage, I talked to the horse, slowly turning him around . . . when out of the bushes in front of us, there came a third wolf! The situation was not pleasant and without stopping ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; letters; Old West; army life; Fort Lyon
Downloads: 25,368 (3 reviews)
|Judge Priest (1934)|
Will Rogers is Judge William "Billy" Priest. The Judge's easygoing manner bothers many of the people of his small 19th -century hometown, hurting his chances for re-election. Mystic Nights Videos
Keywords: Will Rogers; Tom Brown; Anita Louise; Henry B. Walthall; David Landau; Rochelle Hudson; Roger Imhof; Frank Melton; Charley Grapewin; Berton Churchill; Brenda Fowler; Francis Ford; Hattie McDaniel; Stepin Fetchit; Mystic Nights Videos
Downloads: 5,946 (3 reviews)
|Eben Holden - A Tale of the North Country - Irving Bacheller|
Librivox recording of Eben Holden - A Tale of the North Country by Irving Bacheller. Read by Roger Melin. Eben Holden - A Tale of the North Country. Having lost both parents and his home in northern Vermont, orphan Willie Brower is taken in by Eben Holden, "Uncle Eb" who transports him westward to save him from being sent to an orphanage. Through the Adirondacks and into the St. Lawrence valley they travel...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; historical fiction; Adirondacks
Downloads: 7,520 (4 reviews)
|The Melting of Molly - Maria Thompson Daviess|
LibriVox recording of The Melting of Molly, by Maria Thompson Daviess. Meet Molly: a quirky, spirited twenty-five-year old, widowed for 6 years, living in picturesque Hillsboro with her aunt amidst gossipy neighbors, on a strict diet, and in serious boy trouble. There's Arthur, her childhood sweetheart; then, there's the enigmatic, charming Judge Wade; and of course, there's her cousin Tom; and then, her infuriating neighbor, John Moore.....
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; romance
Downloads: 14,007 (3 reviews)
|The Country Beyond - James Oliver Curwood|
LibriVox recording of The Country Beyond, by James Oliver Curwood. Read by Roger Melin. The Country Beyond, subtitled A Romance In the Wilderness, is a story of "Jolly" Roger McKay, an outcast on the run from the law; Nada, the girl he falls in love with; and Peter, the devoted mixed-breed dog who links the two together as no human could, as action, adventure, and romance take them through the Northwest Canadian wilderness in search of The Country Beyond...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; literature; romance; adventure; Canada
Downloads: 32,208 (5 reviews)
|A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - Mary Rowlandson|
LibriVox recording of A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, by Mary Rowlandson. Read by Matthew Scott Surprenant. This is the story of Mary Rowlandson’s capture by American Indians in 1675. It is a blunt, frightening, and detailed work with several moments of off-color humor. Mary, the wife of a minister, was captured by Natives during King Philips War while living in a Lancaster town, most of which was decimated, and the people murdered...
Keywords: Librivox,Audiobook; Indians; Native Americans; Puritans; Colonial History; Memoirs; Captivity
Downloads: 19,380 (4 reviews)
|Lady Audley's Secret - Mary Elizabeth Braddon|
Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s first novel, Lady Audley’s Secret, was one of the most popular English novels of its day. Published serially in 1862, it tells the story of the lovely Lucy Graham, who becomes Lady Audley at the beginning of the novel, and who conceals a scandalous secret from her new husband and his family. The plot, which includes madness, bigamy, attempted murder, and seduction, made this a shocking but highly successful story for V...
Keywords: literature; audiobook; fiction; braddon; lady audleys secret; librivox
Downloads: 206,101 (7 reviews)